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At Englewood Dental, keeping our patients educated about their dental health is a priority. On our blog, you’ll find tips and best practices for optimal dental health, answers to your dental questions, and up-to-date information on the latest technology, products, and procedures, all with the goal of helping you make informed decisions about your dental care. Be sure to check back often to get advance notice of what’s happening at Englewood Dental, from patient events to special offers and discounts.

We strive to provide our patients with the best dental care for a lifetime of beautiful smiles!


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Make a New Year’s Resolution for Better Dental Health

Enter our New Year’s giveaway to win the Genius Pro 8000 electric toothbrush and discover a revolution in oral care. 
It’s easy to enter! Just make an appointment for a cleaning or check-up before January 31, 2017, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Click below to request your appointment online.

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Save the Date – Upcoming Events @ Englewood Dental

 
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February 3, 2017 – Our 3rd Annual Give Kids A Smile Day

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February 25, 2017 – Character Day @ Englewood Dental: The Return of the Doggie Defender!

Learn more about Character Day or add your name to the guest list Here

 

 

 

 



Are Dental Implants Worth It?

 

Everybody knows that a dental implant is costlier than your usual dental treatment, with each implant costing an average of $3,000 or even more. With that steep price tag, it’s perfectly normal for people to wonder if dental implants are worth it. Let’s list some facts about dental implants to see if they are, indeed, worth it. 

 

 

  • They replace natural teeth
    A dental implant is designed to look and feel like your natural tooth. It is, after all, permanently placed into your jawbone and functions like a real tooth.

 

  • They are tough
    With dental implants, you don’t have to worry about cracking or breaking them when you eat harder-than-usual food. The power of your bite is often stronger with dental implants.

 

  • They don’t decay
    If you lost your natural tooth because of decay, then you don’t have to worry about a dental implant suffering the same fate. Dental implants are decay-proof, as they are usually made of titanium.

 

  • They help you digest your food
    Dental implant helps a person chew food properly, and the enzyme action it triggers is restored to help you digest what you eat. This makes your overall diet healthier, preventing conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

 

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  • They have no side effects
    Since the installation of a dental implant is a surgical procedure, it’s normal for a patient to experience a little swelling, some pain and discomfort afterward. However, as long as the patient follows all of the dentist’s instructions and observes proper dental care, usually no adverse effects occur.

 

  • They are fast-healing
    It usually takes a week or so for a patient to recover from dental implant surgery. After a few months, the dental implant is fully healed and integrated to the bone.

 

  • They help restore your smile
    If you’ve been self-conscious about smiling because of missing teeth, then worry no more. Your confidence will be restored along with your smile once you have dental implants installed.

 

  • They are for everyone
    As long as you’re in good health, with enough jawbone, you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery.

 

  • They’re for the long-term
    The initial cost may be high, but with their benefits, dental implants are cheaper in the long run. They don’t require maintenance aside from brushing and flossing, and they don’t need replacing. Once they’re fully integrated, your dental implants will be there for the rest of your life, with no additional spending needed.

 

The benefits listed above make it clear that dental implant surgery is worth it. It is, after all, one of the most efficient, effective, and long-lasting dental treatment available today.

 

Schedule your FREE consultation and find out what dental implants can do for you!

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What To Expect From Dental Implant Surgery

The idea of undergoing dental implant surgery can be a bit intimidating. After all, it does involve surgically placing metal posts into your jaw as a way of replacing damaged or missing teeth. However, knowing what to expect should help you prepare mentally and emotionally for the procedure.

 

What does a dental implant look like?

Typically, a dental implant is made of titanium and looks like a screw. It is designed to mimic the root of your tooth. Once it’s surgically placed, the implant has to become securely attached to the jawbone before a crown can be placed on top of it, a process that could take several months.

 

 

Does it hurt?

As with any kind of surgery, there is a certain degree of discomfort involved. Your dentist, however, will see to it that any such pain or discomfort will be alleviated with local anesthesia. You can also expect to be prescribed medications that will ease any discomfort you might experience after the procedure.

 

 

How you’re prepared for surgery

Before going into surgery, your dentist will typically tell you to rinse with chlorhexidine or any similar special antibacterial mouthwash. It’s also likely your dentist will instruct you to take antibiotics days before the procedure.

 

 

The dental implant procedure

Your dentist will use local anesthesia to make your mouth completely numb. Once the numbness sets in, the dentist will make an incision on the part of your gums where the implant will be placed. When the bone is exposed, your dentist will use a specialized drill to create a space in which the implant will go. Using the same drill or perhaps a hand tool, the dentist will screw the implant in place. Your gums will then be closed over the implant, with some cases requiring stitches.

All of the above is just the first phase of the procedure. Once the bone and the implant have fully bonded over the course of several months, the second phase begins with the dentist making a small incision in your gums to re-expose the implant. Your dentist will then place a small extension on the implant. This extension, in turn, is where a new dental crown will be placed.

 

Post-op

It is normal for patients to experience sore and swollen gums after a dental implant procedure. It is common practice for dentists to prescribe painkillers to help with the discomfort. However, it is not unheard of for some people who have undergone a dental implant procedure not to need any pain medication at all. Some even go straight to work the following day.

 

Maintaining your implants

Your implants should be cared for just like you would with your natural teeth. Brushing and flossing the implant or crown is recommended. I would also be good if you can visit your dentist every six months or so.

 

 

Knowing what to expect from dental implant surgery can make the procedure much easier.  If have questions or concerns about implant surgery, the best thing to do is to schedule a consultation and speak with your dentist.

 

We are now accepting a Limited number of patients to take advantage of the reduced rate of $499 per implant during a Live Surgical Course being directed by Dr. John Minichetti at the Dental Implant Learning Center @ Englewood Dental. Call 201-871-3555 or click here to request your FREE consultation and evaluation. 

(Reg implant cost $1,995.00 per implant. Evaluation and consultation value $165.00. Additional fees apply for crowns or dentures attached to the implants.)


Dr. Megan Peterson Boyle is a cosmetic dentist with Dental Studio 101 in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is focused on providing anxiety-free dental services, including dental implants and cosmetic fillings. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her friends and family.


We’re Giving Kids A Smile During Children’s Dental Health Month

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February is National Children’s Dental Health month, and Englewood Dental is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Give Kids A Smile program and hosting their 3rd annual Give Kids A Smile® event to provide underserved children with free dental services. This year’s event will be held on February 3, 2017, from 9am to 1pm.

Give Kids A Smile is held annually to:

  • Provide free, easily accessible dental services to qualifying individuals.
  • Raise awareness of the epidemic of untreated dental disease occurring locally and nationally and create local public and private partnerships to increase access to oral health care to solve this crisis.

The American Dental Association (ADA) launched the Give Kids A Smile program as a way for dentists to join with others in the community to provide dental services to underserved children. Since its launch, more than 5.5 million children have received free dental services.

To learn more about the Give Kids A Smile program and how you can be part of the anniversary celebration, visit GKAS online here.

Englewood Dental Staff at GKAS Event

 

Applicable to children 12 and under who do not have a dental home and cannot afford access to dental care.

 

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5 Simple Ways to Take Care of Your Teeth This Holiday Season

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During the holiday time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in celebrating and let our routines slip. Keep these dental care tips in mind to end the holidays with the healthy smile you started them with.

 

 

  1. Stick with your oral hygiene routine, it’s especially important during the treat-heavy holidays
  2. Schedule a post-holiday checkup and cleaning to be sure you’re starting the new year clean and cavity-free
  3. Protect your teeth during winter sports with a mouth-guard and avoid opening packages with your teeth to prevent chips or breaks
  4. Be sure to drink more water, particularly after meals or sugary snacks
  5. Speaking of snacks, opt for fresh fruits or other healthy treats whenever possible

 

For many still in school or college, the holiday season is the start of Winter break. This is an excellent time to schedule any necessary dental work such as wisdom teeth extractions or taking care of cavities. Schedule for your child today and send them back to school with a healthy smile. The holidays are a joyful, special time to enjoy with friends and family, and following these tips will help you share a beautiful, healthy smile with loved ones into the New Year.

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Happy Holidays everyone!

 

 


Botox & Facial Aesthetics Week

 Winter Botox & Facial Aesthetics Week

December 5th – December 10th

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The party lasts all week during the Winter Botox & Facial Aesthetics event at Englewood Dental! 

Schedule a facial treatment for yourself and a friend between Monday, December 5th and Saturday, December 10th to receive 20% off your treatment and claim your contest entry to win a FREE facial treatment of one area!

Are You Ready to Shine?

Botox reg price $17 per unit | Injectable filler reg price $900 per syringe | raffle prize value $260

The Center for Implants & Aesthetics at Englewood Dental
Dr. John Minichetti | Dr. Anna Hong | Dr. Joseph D’Amore
370 Grand Ave. Englewood NJ | 201.871.3555
E. [email protected] | W. englewooddental.com


BOTOX® is a non-surgical treatment that has been FDA approved since 2002 for treatment of frown lines between the eyes and above the nose, crow’s feet, bunny lines, marionette lines, smile lines, smoker’s lines, etc. You’ll be amazed at the difference you’ll notice in your appearance – refreshed and completely natural.

 

JUVÉDERM® XC is also used to give our patients a smooth and youthful look.  JUVÉDERM® XC contains lidocaine to allow for maximum comfort during treatment. It can be used to smooth moderate to several wrinkles and facial folds in many different areas.  Patients benefit from a natural, relaxed appearance with results lasting up to one year and find the treatment comfortable!

 

RESTYLANE® is a natural cosmetic dermal filler that restores volume and fullness to the skin to correct facial wrinkles and folds.  It can be used to augment cheeks, to enhance and add fullness to the lips, and to help lift the eyelids. Restylane® results generally last 6 to 9 months, sometimes longer.  An individual’s skin properties and the facial area treated can all affect the longevity of Restylane®.

 

 

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Did you know we participate with a rewards program? Brilliant Distinctions lets you earn rewards and savings on select Allergan treatments and products, such as Botox and Juvaderm. Register today to start earning rewards with your next treatment!

 

 

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3 Simple Swaps for a Smile-Friendly Thanksgiving

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Be thankful for a beautiful smile with 3 ways to keep your mouth happy and healthy during Thanksgiving Dinner.

 

 

 

  1. Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving dinner can be both tasty and good for your teeth. Turkey contains phosphorus, which combines with Vitamin D and Calcium for strong teeth and bones. Fiber-rich fruits and veggies such as sweet potatoes and cranberries can help clean teeth by stimulating saliva production. Just be careful not to go for the sticky sweet cranberry sauce or sweet potato casserole, instead, try sides like these Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes.

 

  1. But skimp on Dessert

Many traditional Thanksgiving desserts are loaded with sugar and stick to the teeth until long after the final score on the Thanksgiving football game. Instead of the skipping dessert altogether, try lower sugar or miniature versions of your favorite desserts, like these Miniature Thanksgiving Desserts.

 

  1. Sip Sensibly

Skip the sugary juice and soda and opt instead for water as your beverage of choice. Water can help wash away stuck on food and limits the amount of sugar that sits on your teeth. Water also helps increase your saliva flow, keeping teeth clean between brushing. And if your Thanksgiving feast includes cocktails, these White Themed Cocktails will keep your toasts stain-free.

 

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By trying these simple mealtime swaps, limiting the amount of time you spend snacking before and after dinner, and being diligent with your hygiene routine, you can give thanks for a healthy beautiful smile throughout the holiday season.

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A Simple Guide to Facial Aesthetic Treatment

What You Need to Know About Facial Aesthetic Treatment

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Fall is the beginning of a season full of celebrations. We all want to put our best face first, whether we’re attending or hosting, and while you may have considered a facial aesthetic treatment, you may be unsure which one is right for you or what’s involved in treatment. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about facial aesthetic treatments to confidently choose the Right treatment for you.

 

 

Botox 

Botox is used to temporarily treat frown lines, crow’s feet and laugh lines around the lips, eyebrows and eyes. It works by temporarily reducing muscle activity at the site of injection, resulting in a visible smoothing of the wrinkles in those areas, which can last up to 4 months. Treatment typically takes no more than 10 minutes, and you’re able to return to your normal routine immediately following your appointment. Botox has also been approved to treat Chronic Migraine, which is defined as 15 or more headache days a month, each lasting at least 4 hours.

 

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Fillers

Restylane & Juvederm

  • Restylane is a natural dermal filler that can add fullness and volume to the skin as well as definition to lips by attracting and binding to water in the skin. This allows the results to last up to 9 months. Because Restylane also encourages the body’s own collagen production at the injection site, follow up treatments require less product to achieve results. Restylane offers a range of products that target both fine and severe lines and wrinkles, in addition to increasing lip definition and fullness. Treatment can be completed within minutes by simple injection.
  • Juvederm is a hyaluronic dermal filler used to lift cheeks, smooth parentheses lines, or plump lips. Because of its natural properties, Juvederm helps skin retain moisture and softness while adding volume. The Juvederm XC line also contains lidocaine, which means treatment is more comfortable for you. Treatment can be done quickly in-office, and results may last 9 -12 months.

 

Juvederm Voluma®XC

Juvederm Voluma is a long-lasting dermal filler designed to treat the flattening of cheeks and sagging skin caused by natural loss of volume in the cheek area. JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC is designed to add volume beneath the skin’s surface to lift and contour the cheek area. Treatment lasts up to 2 years and patients treated after 2 years require less product to achieve results.

 

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The ease and convenience of many facial aesthetic treatments make it easy to feel your most beautiful. At The Center for Implants and Aesthetics @ Englewood Dental, we’re happy to help you decide which treatment works best for your needs. Schedule your Complimentary Consultation today!

 

 

 

 

Resources:

More information on Botox Cosmetic

More information on Botox for Chronic Migraine

More Information on Juvederm

More Information on Juvederm Voluma

More Information on Restylane

 

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Questions About Dental Implants? Start Here.

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The American Academy of Implant Dentistry has designated August as Dental Implant Month to inform the public about the benefits of dental implants to replace missing teeth. If you’re like many people, you may be wondering what are dental implants? How do they work? Am I a candidate? Well here’s what you need to know about dental implants:

 

What Is a Dental Implant? A dental implant is a small metal post that fits precisely into the socket left by a missing tooth. Bone tissue naturally fuses with the biocompatible titanium to create a solid foundation – a replacement tooth root. Implants can support a single tooth, act as the foundation for bridgework, or support dentures. There are typically 3 structural components to a complete dental implant fixture:
components of dental implant1. The Implant – The post that is surgically implanted in either your upper or lower jaw. This serves as the replacement tooth root.
2. The Abutment – A small connector that can be cemented or screwed into the implant. This is what connects the final restoration to the implant.
3. The Restoration – This is what is visible in your mouth. The restoration is the crown, bridge or dentures that are custom made to match your existing teeth.

 

Can I Get Dental Implants? Almost anyone is a candidate for dental implant surgery. Some factors your dental surgeon will consider are your general health, dental health, and any medications you may be taking. Although age is not generally a deterrent, younger patients will need to wait until their jaw is finished growing before getting implant treatment.

 

dental implant consultationI Think I Need an Implant-Now What? After your initial consultation, you will need to have some diagnostic work done to determine a treatment plan tailored to your needs, dental health and desired outcome. These may include a CT Scan, panoramic x-ray and cast models of your teeth. Your dental surgeon will review the diagnostics, and present your treatment plan to you. Factors such as length and phases of treatment, expected time to heal and cost will be included in your plan, as well as any necessary preliminary or preparatory treatment you may need.

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How Are Implants Placed? Placing a dental implant is a surgical procedure. In most cases, an incision is required, and the bone is prepared at the implant site. The titanium post is then inserted into the prepared site, and the gum tissue is sutured closed. If your implant is in a visible area of the mouth, you may get a temporary tooth or appliance to wear until healing is complete and you are ready for the next phase of treatment.

 

For many people, dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth and restore their smile. Advances in dental technology have enabled dental surgeons to provide state of the art care to patients while reducing the discomfort and healing time associated with dental implant surgery. If you have missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures, dental implant treatment may be for you.

 

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At Englewood Dental, Dr. John Minichetti and his team have been placing and restoring implants for over 25 years. Combining experience with cutting edge technology, Dr. Minichetti is able to deliver a superior level of care to his patients. Highly trained staff and state of the art surgical facilities enable Dr. Minichetti and his team of implant dentistry experts to provide their patients with a lifetime of smiles. Request your Free consultation today!

 

 

Are you interested in implant dentistry but uncomfortable with surgery? Sedation dentistry may be the right option for you. Learn more here.

Resources:
AAID Patient Resources
Dental Implants on WebMD
dentalimplants.com


 


3 Things You Need to Know to Keep Your Smile Safe This Summer

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Summer tips for dental healthSummer = Vacation!

School is out and Summer is finally here. But did you know some Summer sports and activities can pose a danger to dental health without the right preparation? Check out a few easy ways to keep your family’s teeth safe this Summer.

 

1.Swimming:
We all recognize the importance of safety around the pool to prevent falls resulting in chipped teeth or worse, but those who swim 6 or more hours a week (competitive or athlete swimmers particularly) may be at risk for developing yellowish to brownish stains on their teeth. The condition is known as Swimmers Calculus, and it’s the result of a reaction between the chemically treated pool water and salivary proteins. Extra brushing or brushing harder will not reduce the staining, and may lead to irritation and inflammation of the gums.
The Solution? Regular visits to your dentist or hygienist for a professional cleaning will return your teeth to their sparkling brilliance. You may also want to speak to your dentist about preventative maintenance during months when you or your family will be spending more time in the pool.
2. Scuba Diving:
If your summer plans include family vacations and scuba diving, make time to visit your dentist to prevent what is known as “diver’s mouth syndrome”, a condition whose symptoms include jaw joint pain, gum issues and tooth pain. The cause is a combination of clenching due to ill-fitting mouthpieces and changes in atmospheric pressure leading to ‘tooth squeeze’ (Barodontalgia), the painful result of diving with incomplete dental work, cavities or gum disease.
The Solution? Schedule a thorough check up well before you plan to go diving, being sure to leave enough time to address and complete any necessary dental work. Be sure to find a mouthpiece with a comfortable fit when gearing up for your dive; you may even have to experiment with several mouthpieces before the actual dive.
3. Contact Sports:
If your children are participating in any sports this summer, a trip to your dentist may be in order. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, sports-related dental injuries account for more than 600,000 emergency room visits each year. Even recreational sports can result in dental injuries. Pick-up games of soccer, football, baseball and other sports are often played without protection, increasing the likelihood of injury; this is especially so for those who’ve had dental work or wear braces.
The Solution? Wear a mouthguard. The Academy of General Dentistry estimates mouthguards prevent more than 200,000 injuries every year and reduce the risk of concussion by 50%. There are three types of mouthguard available: store bought, boil and bite, and custom fit. While the store bought options are the least expensive, they also offer the least protection and worst fit; boil and bite do provide a higher level of comfort, however, for the best fit, comfort and protection available, see your dentist for a custom fit mouthguard.

Enjoy Your Summer with a Healthy Smile!
Summer is the perfect time to address any dental needs you or your family may have, including checkups, cleaning appointments, and wisdom teeth extractions. Our doctors and staff here at Englewood Dental will work with you to develop a treatment plan and appointment schedule that allows you to jump into summer with a healthy, happy smile. We pride ourselves on our experience with the latest dental technology and cutting edge treatment and sedation options. Our extended office hours and flexible financing plans make it possible to offer the very best in comfortable dental care, providing great results and optimal dental health for your family. Call us today @ 201.871.3555 or contact us online to schedule your Free* Consultation!

It Won’t Hurt a Bit…
We understand if some are reluctant to begin treatment while on vacation or apprehensive about pain during procedures and/or recovery periods. At Englewood Dental, our patients’ comfort during dental treatment and satisfaction with results is our highest priority. Our goal is a pain-free appointment for every patient at each visit. Our team of Board Certified doctors and specialists offer a variety of sedation options to meet their patient’s needs, including Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”) and oral sedation. Our office is also happy to have a dedicated Board Certified Anesthesiologist Dr. Nadine Keegan on staff, allowing us to offer additional sedation options for our more anxious or fearful patient.
Schedule your consultation to discuss which sedation method is your best option for worry free dental visits. Call our office at 201.871.3555, or request your consultation online today.

*reg value $165

 

Helpful Resources

American Dental Association Patient Websites:
Mouthhealthy.org
Mouthhealthykids.org

Academy of General Dentistry Patient Website:
Knowyourteeth.com

More information on Divers Mouth Syndrome:
Scubadiving.com Divers Mouth Article
Knowyourteeth.com Divers Mouth Article

Learn More About Mouthguards:
Knowyourteeth.com Mouthguard InfoBite




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